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Spring Cleaning? Don’t Forget About Your Septic Tank!

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Does the warmer weather have you in the mood for spring cleaning? Don’t forget about your septic tank. Sure, it’s not in front of you to visually see how dirty it is, but that doesn’t mean you leave it off your to-do list to clean. After all, it’s one of the hardest working and essential parts of your home! Here are just a few reasons why you should clean your septic tank this spring.

Cleaning your septic tank keeps your drainfield working its best to treat the wastewater flowing into it. The entire purpose of your septic system is to treat your wastewater before the liquids enter our aquifers. Cleaning your tank will help remove the pathogens that cause waterborne diseases.
Cleaning your septic tank is the key to prolonging the life of your septic system. Why does cleaning help? It removes the accumulated solids from the tank, so they do not clog up your drainfield. That’s the point of the septic tank: it’s a “trap” for the solids. The solids do not disappear; they need to be removed every 3-5 years for most residents.

It’s time to clean your tank if:
It’s been over three years since the last cleaning
You’ve been working from home
Your kids have been learning virtually
You’ve had extended guests

Give us a call today. Our experienced and professional staff is ready to answer any questions you may have.

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For 80 years, Van Delden Wastewater Systems has withstood the test of time as the leading Wastewater System company, providing San Antonio, Boerne, and the surrounding Texas Hill Country with services you can count on now and in the future. 

Call us for any of your wastewater systems needs and let our professionals help you with your septic installation and maintenance requirements: 210.698.2000 (San Antonio) or 830.249.4000 (Boerne).


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